Happily Ever After Fairy Tale Anniversary Tunnel Card – The Princess Bride

Surprise! Didn’t think I’d make it back again this year, but here I am! It’s anniversary party time (their 54th!) and I have a cool fairy tale tunnel card to share with you with some fun references from The Princess Bride!

The extra grass on the prince and princess’s levels was done by partially die cutting with a grass die. After it was put together I wanted to add the As You Wish sentiment, so I embossed it on acetate. Princess Bride fans know “As You Wish” means, “I love you!” Not a Princess Bride fan? INCONCEIVABLE!! (That means the rest of us are laughing at you right now! Lol!) I added the Happily Ever After after it was together, too.

This was my first time playing with these dies and I wasn’t sure how to color them. I started out with Aqua Blend pencils, but I wasn’t satisfied with the results (guess I need more practice!), so I went right over them with alcohol markers, which added to the shading and I was happier. Then I added a bunch of ‘gilding’ with some metallic markers and a Sparkle pen.

This was my first time using a concertina fold (the sides) to put together a tunnel card. Not as easy as it looks and hard to keep it from warping = I need more practice!!

Well, the picture of the back looked fine on my phone, but now it looks blurry. sorry. It’s already in the possession of the happy couple, so here are some of their favorite Princess Bride quotes that I used: “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togever today.” “This is true love – You think this happens every day?” “INCONCEIVABLE!” “Have fun storming the castle!”

Supplies:

  • Crafter’s Companion Happily Ever After Create-A-Card die set
  • Crafter’s Companion Happily Ever After Edge’ables die
  • Impression Obsession Small Grass Border die
  • The Ink Road – As You Wish stamp set
  • Recollections 110# cardstock – white
  • Spectrum Noir by Crafter’s Companion Aqua Blend pencils: Beeswax, Blue Marine, Bottle Green, Bright Green, Brunette, Carrot, Cobalt Blue, Deep Forest, Dove Grey, Ginger, Honeycomb, Iron Grey, Oak, Oregano, Pesto Green, Sky Blue, Slate, Spinach, Strawberry,Verdant Green, Wheat
  • Spectrum Noir by Crafter’s Companion Basics permanent alcohol markers: Apple, Bamboo, Cerulean, Earth Brown, Emerald, Forest Green, Meadow, Natural Brown, Pale Citrus, Pecan, Silk, Willow
  • Spectrum Noir by Crafter’s Companion Metallic markers: Rare Minerals – Burnished CopperGold Plate, Silver Ingot; Precious Metals – Blue Topaz
  • Spectrum Noir by Crafter’s Companion Sparkle pen – clear
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • WoW! Gold Sparkle embossing powder
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Sookwang Scor-tape double sided adhesive
  • Simply Defined ‘Stay Put’ glue
  • Misc. gold glitter cardstock and clear acetate

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Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your comments!

It just might be next year before I post again, so y’all take care and Have fun stormin’ the castle!!

~D.Ann

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Spellbinders Purrfect-ly Elegant Cats Anniversary Card

Hello and welcome to day two of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!

Today I have another fab giveaway for you, so be sure to read to the end. I thought this lovely pair of cats would make a sweet anniversary card for my feline-loving friends. Entwined tails are definitely a hallmark of ktty antics, perfect for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

The heart was originally gold, too (somehow I lost the pic), but it seemed overwhelming, so I broke it up by using a Copic marker to change it to red. I like that it kept its shine.

For the inside and the envelope, I just embossed the dies. In the picture you can see the embossing on the card a little better because I highlighted it a bit with some chalks. In real life, the tactile feel of the embossing adds elegance to the card.

Supplies:

  • Spellbinders Purrfect, Pawing Around & Bella Rose Lattice Layering Frame dies
  • DCWV chalkboard & shimmer stacks
  • Recollections 110# cream cardstock
  • Spellbinders Platinum Pack 3 poster board – gold
  • Copic marker R29
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Simply Defined Double Sided Adhesive & Stay-Put Glue
  • Misc. Ribbon

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

 

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Now for the special surprise you’ve been waiting for! The generous folks at Spellbinders have kindly allowed me to offer one of you a $25 gift card (store credit) to their online store! (Credit will not cover shipping costs, duties or taxes.) Thank you, Spellbinders!

What do you have to do to be eligible to win this prize? Let’s start by showing the kind folks at Spellbinders some gratitude… First, go to their Facebook page HERE, like it and leave them a message thanking them for sponsoring the generous giveaway for the Cat Lovers Hop on DAnnsCraftingWhims blog! Then come back here and leave me a comment that you did so. Easy peasy.

Bonus entry option: On Sunday, October 28, 2018 go back through all of my posts for the Cat Lovers Hop and find out how many different Spellbinders dies (just their dies, not poster board or stamps) I used on all of my projects for the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop (Starting with the first post HERE). Send me an e-mail with your answer (d.annscraftingwhims [at] gmail.com).

For a second bonus entry (up to three entries per person total), follow me on Instagram (@d.ann.c), like and comment on the post featuring this card. (It doesn’t have to be a long comment, just a heart will do.) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did it and your Instagram name.

This giveaway is open worldwide. You will have until Midnight, Eastern Standard Time, October 28, 2018 to get your comments in. Sometime after noon Eastern Standard Time on Monday, October 29, I will publish a post listing all winners from giveaways on my blog from this hop (chosen using Random.org). Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes so, if you’re not subscribed, be sure to check back later that afternoon for that post!!

Ok, that’s it for this post – best wishes to all… Now, on with the hop!

~D.Ann

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Spellbinders Elegant 3D Vignettes – Happily Ever After Ombre Card

Greetings!

Today I’m tickled pink to show you a fabulously designed tunnel card that folds up, but first I want to tell you a story…  Just about a year ago I got this Flight Of The Butterflies Vintage card kit: Butterfly Echo by Hunkydory Crafts:

 

It’s a gorgeous foiled tunnel card with each progressive layer showing more of the image. You know I love 3d and interactive cards…

The coolest part of it is that it folds flat for easy mailing!

The shape of it reminded me of some of my Spellbinders dies, so I’ve had it sitting on my desk to remind me to try to see if I could make something similar. However, the past year’s health issues haven’t allowed much creativity.

Fast forward a year to the recent release by the ever-so-creative Becca Feeken of her Spellbinders Elegant 3D Vignettes … she has more than surpassed my idea with her beautiful designs. Here is the Grand Cabinet put together:

Isn’t it just gorgeous?!! I love the look of a lovely garden arch with flowers!  And,    yes, it folds down flat, too, for easy mailing (if you don’t add 3d flower, that is. : )

Those flowers from the Happily Ever After set are SO sweet!

They have kind of heart shaped petals and can be layered in a variety of combinations. I didn’t take the time to shape each petal, just pushed down in the center.

Becca has an easy-to-follow instruction video on putting the tunnel card together and since I can’t improve on it, I’ll like to it HERE in case you’re interested. I can’t find where, but I think she recommended using 80# cardstock. FYI – I used #110 because that’s all I had with ombre pink colors. The slots were a but snug, but they worked.

On the back… I know those tabs on the sides were supposed to be tucked inside, but I was worried they might show and I wanted the back to be white. Note to self: they would NOT have shown through… Next time trust the designer… Becca thought of everything when she designed this!!

I wanted a card to write on rather than just writing on the back of the ‘cabinet’ so I cut another Filigree Veil and used it as a holder for the inserts that I’d cut out of the first three layers of the front of the card. They fit perfectly inside the veil and can be pulled out so you can write on both sides should you so desire. It also perfectly hides a gift card!

Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders Elegant 3D Vignettes dies: Grand Cabinet 3d Card, Layered Happily Ever After and Filigree Veil (all the way in the back as a background)
  • Recollections #110 cardstock Ballerina, pale pink and white
  • Elmer’s School Glue
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Glass Microbeads: tourmaline
  • Pebbles, Inc. Chalks

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Thank you for stopping by today. Hopefully, in the near future, I’ll have more projects for you with this fun die set! I always enjoy reading your encouraging comments!

~D.Ann

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Seriously Thankful Anniversary Card

Hello, again! I’m back with another anniversary card (if you missed the first one, you’re going to want to scroll back one post!!), a super sweet one this time:

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Awww! I love the little fox curled in his mom’s tail!! I love how that Spellbinders die both embosses and de-bosses!

I added some sparkle to their fur coats and the butterfly…

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Do you know why I especially love that ‘seriously’ die from DCAM? The dot on the ‘i’ is attached! Thank you DCAM!! I usually lose the dots from other die sets when they’re separate, plus they’re so futzy to glue down.

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Yes, as you can tell from the inside, this was for my folks’ anniversary party. We usually go out for a steak dinner, but since we’ve all been sick and are still recuperating, I picked up some of their favorite breakfast items from Cracker Barrel and IHOP and surprised them with a cozy brunch instead.

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Supplies used:

  • Die Cuts & More (DCAM) ‘seriously’ word die
  • Spellbinders Imperial Square Die
  • Lawn Fawn stamps: Jump for Joy and Mom + Me
  • DCWV shimmer stack red cardstock
  • Core’dinateion white cardstock
  • Memento Rhubarb Stalk dye ink
  • Tsukiniko Brilliance Pearlescent Rust pigment ink
  • Copic Markers: E31; Y28 YG 61, 63; YR 02, 04, 07
  • Black Sharpie
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen
  • Misc. adhesives

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

I’ll be back in just a few minutes with a much different anniversary card that will make you go ‘Awww!’, so do check back! : )

~D.Ann

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closing out the year with a bang and two posts in one day!

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge – Lacy Anniversary Card

Hello and welcome! Today I have a lovely bespoke anniversary card to share with you. I was asked to use luscious layers of lace, pearls, sparkle and frills on the card. I also used this month’s Papertrey Ink Blog Hop inspiration photo:

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I chose the pinks/cream/tans with just a touch of green and turquoise colors and the stars and rounded arch of the fans for this anniversary party card.

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From sparkling cardstock  and ribbon to rhinestones, there’s plenty of bling on this lacy party card!

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She was thoroughly delighted with the outcome and chose this lovely sentiment for the inside:

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink: Simply Jane die collection
  • Spellbinders: Elegant Labels Four
  • Justrite Dies/Spellbinders Heirloom Flourish One
  • Quietfire Design: Always Be My Friend stamp collection
  • DCWV Luxury Stack & Shimmer Stack cardstock
  • Simply Defined Distinctions 200# card base
  • Recollections: Spohia cardstock, Mixed Media Paper Word & Botique Fleur mulberry paper mini rose
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Stampendous PEARLustre embossing powder – Rose Quartz
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Tombow Xtreme permanent adhesive and E600
  • Misc. laces, faux pearls, ribbon and flowers(mostly Recollections & Offray)

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

I’ll be back in just a few minutes with a much different anniversary card that will make you go ‘Awww!’, so do check back (or scroll up)! : )

~D.Ann

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Happy Anniversary to a Hot CUPle Card

It’s hard to believe that today is the final day of the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop! There have been over 560 amazing creations so far with lots of fun and exciting ideas to pick up. Today I have a fun card for a winter anniversary coming up soon.

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A while ago I was looking for some free fonts for a project and came across these cute cup fonts at fonts.com. I don’t know if they’re still free. I had just colored the cups blue, but it was too blah, so I decided to make her lips red… hard to do over black, so I fussy cut a pair… then decided while I was at it to plant a smooch on him. : ) They still needed a little something so I added glossy accents on the eyes and coffee and just a pinch of flocking on his eyebrows and mustache. Oohhh! Now the steam turned hot and the card was done!

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Materials used:

  • Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Divine Eloquence and Labels 8 dies
  • Couple Cup of Coffee digi from Little Shop by Monika & Friends
  • Coffee Mugs fonts from fonts.com
  • Copic Markers B24, 29, 69; C1; R29, 32
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • Hampton Arts Sprinkle Flocking – black
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • DCWV card
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive sheet & EZ Runner adhesive
  • Misc glitter cardstock

I am participating in the following hops and challenges:

I’m glad you could stop by today. Do come back soon!

-D.Ann

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